Actor Mark Hamill to attend street-naming ceremony Sunday

KUSI News’ Lisa Remillard is hosting the event this Sunday at 2 p.m. Watch the livestream on KUSI.com or on the KUSI News Facebook page

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego street will soon bear the name of a famous former resident who grew to fame portraying Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” series.

Mark Hamill’s name will be added to a roadway in Clairemont this Sunday where the "Star Wars" actor lived for part of his youth. The actor is expected to be in attendance.

Under the city’s honorary street naming program, Hamill will be recognized with street signs in the 5900 block of Castleton Drive. However, Castleton Drive will remain the official name of the street.

The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Castelton Drive and Mount Abernathy Ave. 

The son of a naval officer, Hamill lived on the road during the 1960s. He attended Hale Junior High School and one year at Madison High School before moving to Virginia and later Japan. 

Hamill took on a variety of small television roles in the early 1970s before achieving stardom as Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" film in 1977. He later appeared in "Star Wars" sequels, "Corvette Summer" and "The Big Red One," and provided the voice of The Joker in animated "Batman" productions.

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